Aug. 6, 1939 -May 13, 2012
ASHLAND, Nebraska -- James "Jim" J. Palic, 72, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Ashland Care Center in Ashland, Nebraska.
Jim was born to Fred and Fern (Kolbet) Palic on Aug. 6, 1939, in Hayes County, Nebraska. He was the fourth of seven children. He graduated from Hayes Center High School and went into farming and also worked for BNSF railroad as an engineer.
When Jim retired from the railroad after 32 years of service, he took up the hobby of working on old cars for friends and family - he liked to disassemble and put things back together, and try and diagnose problems from sound alone. Even though he no longer farmed, he loved to go to the fields during the harvest and watch the big machinery. His heart never left the farm. Survivors include son, John (Melinda) Palic, of McCook; daughters: Roseanne (Kipp) Bauchert, of Erie, Colorado, Mary (Mike) Premer, of Lincoln, and Julie Palic and fiancÚ, Otto Sloane, of Accra, Ghana; grandchildren, Ashley and Connor Palic, Lauren and Lynsey Bauchert, Riley and Tyler Premer; brothers: Paul (Thelma) Palic, Craig (Connie) Palic; sisters, Wilma Palic, Ingrid (Rick) Battershell, Fenella (Jim) Flaherty; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by parents, sister Marcella and brother-in-law, Bill Kehler.
Rosary is 10 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2012, followed by a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at St. Patricks' Catholic Church, 409 East F St., McCook, Nebraska, with Fr. Gary Bretheur, officiating. Burial of cremated remains following service at Calvary Cemetery in McCook. Memorials to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Roper and Sons, 4300 'O' Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 and Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home, 305 West C, McCook, NE 69001. No Visitation/cremation.
Arrangements by Roper and Sons Funeral Services and Carpenter Breland Funeral in McCook.
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